RIX Industries is participating in No Shave November to raise $500 in donations for the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. The No Shave November campaign at RIX started with one employee who wanted to have some fun with colleagues while raising awareness about cancer. Since the initial idea spread around RIX Industries, over 20 male employees at RIX have given up their facial grooming practices for the month of November.
These participants have also donated the money they would normally spend on shaving equipment to this incredible cause. Along with these brave and hairy participants, many more RIX employees have donated in support of cancer awareness.
“It feels really good to spread the word about prostate cancer and all cancers in general,” says one participant. “Who knows? My facial hair could prompt someone to go see their doctor. And hey, I may decide to keep my new facial hair once this is all over.”
With a little more than 15 days left, RIX has successfully raised $250 toward the campaign. On November 30th, participants’ facial hair will be judged by a panel of RIX employees, and the winner will receive a shaving kit and bragging rights for the remainder of the year.
According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer remains the second-leading cause of death in the United States, the first being heart disease. Prostate cancer, one of the most common types of cancers in the United States, makes up roughly 15% of all new cancer cases. According to the National Institute of Health, an estimated 29,000 people will die of prostate cancer this year alone, attributing to 5% of cancer-caused deaths in 2016.
To donate to the Prostate Cancer Research foundation, please visit: https://www.pcf.org/
ABOUT RIX INDUSTRIES:
RIX Industries manufactures a wide range of reciprocating piston compressors and generators for industrial gases and breathing air. RIX specializes in oil-free, high-pressure pneumatic technology. RIX has been in business since 1878 and has been proudly serving our US Armed Forces for over 120 years. With a solid industry reputation that is second to none, RIX is the established leader in American-made compressor engineering and manufacturing.